Tour of Southland

The Tour of Southland is a road bicycle racing stage race held in the Southland region of New Zealand. From 2005 until 2009, the Tour of Southland has been part of the UCI Oceania Tour however the 2010 event was held as a National Tour. The Tour is held annually in November. The race is organised and delivered by Cycling Southland. The race's title sponsor is SBS Bank, a New Zealand bank, which is the country's largest building society.

Tour of Southland
Race details
DateEarly November
RegionSouthland region, New Zealand
English nameTour of Southland
Local name(s)SBS Bank Tour of Southland
DisciplineRoad race
CompetitionNational Tour Event
Type7 Day Stage Race
OrganiserCycling Southland
Race directorBruce Ross
Web sitewww.tourofsouthland.com Edit this at Wikidata
History
First edition1956 (1956)
Editions65 (as of 2021)
First winner Kelvin Hastie (NZL)
Most wins8 wins:
 Brian Fowler (NZL)
Most recent Michael Vink (NZL)

Multiple winnersEdit

Wins Name Years
8   Brian Fowler 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995
4   Hayden Roulston 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
3   Warwick Dalton 1959, 1961, 1969
  Tino Tabak 1965, 1966, 1967
  Michael Vink 2018, 2019, 2021
2   Paul Jesson 1976, 1978
  Stephen Cox 1981, 1982
  Jack Swart 1983, 1984
  Graeme Miller 1997, 1999
  Scott Guyton 1998, 2003
  John Lieswyn 2002, 2004
  Gordon McCauley 1996, 2005
  Aaron Gate 2016, 2020

List of winnersEdit

Year Men's winner
1956   Kelvin Hastie
1957   Tom Tindale
1959   Warwick Dalton
1960   Gary Ulmer
1961   Warwick Dalton
1962   Tony Walsh
1963   Dick Johnstone
1964   Malcolm Powell
1965   Tino Tabak
1966   Tino Tabak
1967   Tino Tabak
1968   Merv Davis
1969   Warwick Dalton
1970   David Gee
1971   John Dean
1972   Blair Stockwell
1973   Michael Hughes
1974   Bruce Ramsey
1975   Chris Hogan
1976   Paul Jesson
1977   Wayne Perkinson
1978   Paul Jesson
1979   Eric McKenzie
1980   Anthony Cuff
1981   Stephen Cox
1982   Stephen Cox
1983   Jack Swart
1984   Jack Swart
1985   Brian Fowler
1986   Brian Fowler
1987   Brian Fowler
1988   Brian Fowler
1989   Brian Fowler
1990   Brian Fowler
1991   Stuart Lowe
1992   Brian Fowler
1993   Landrey Burt
1994   Doug Bath
1995   Brian Fowler
1996   Gordon McCauley
1997   Graeme Miller
1998   Scott Guyton
1999   Graeme Miller
2000   Glen Mitchell[1]
2001   Karl Moore
2002   John Lieswyn
2003   Scott Guyton
2004   John Lieswyn
2005   Gordon McCauley
2006   Hayden Roulston
2007   Hayden Roulston
2008   Hayden Roulston
2009   Heath Blackgrove
2010   Hayden Roulston
2011   Josh Atkins
2012   Mike Northey
2013   James Oram
2014   Mitchell Lovelock-Fay
2015   Brad Evans
2016   Aaron Gate
2017   James Piccoli[2]
2018   Michael Vink[3]
2019   Michael Vink[4]
2020   Aaron Gate[5]
2021   Michael Vink[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cycling: Easy win for Mitchell in Southland tour". The New Zealand Herald. 30 October 2000. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Canadian James Piccoli thrilled with first visit to New Zealand after winning the Tour of Southland". Stuff. 5 November 2017. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  3. ^ "Michael Vink Wins 2018 Tour Of Southland". What's On Invers. 3 November 2018. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  4. ^ "Victory for Vink on 2019 SBS Bank Tour of Southland". SouthlandSport. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Aaron Gate claims 2020 Tour of Southland title on final stage". Stuff. 7 November 2020. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  6. ^ "Michael Vink wins his third Tour of Southland". Stuff. 6 November 2021. Retrieved 7 November 2021.

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